From Dave Lieber via Vimeo
Howdy all… I haven’t been able to get to many of your recent posts as I was at an Apple Leadership Camp in Singapore the last part of last week through Sunday. (Who has a camp on Sunday!) If it’s one company that understands the importance of design… it’s Apple! I’m not sure if you’ve watched or attended an Apple event but they always have very high quality video pieces they use throughout their presentations. This event was no different. All in all it was a great event.
It was a nice reminder of the power of visuals and just how powerful digital storytelling can be. It was also a nice reminder of how attention to detail can really elevate the user experience. The thing with video… editing it can take sooooo loooooonnnnggg! But, the silver lining is that the more you do it the quicker you become at it. Case in point…. at the beginning of the year the Elementary leadership came to ask me one day after school if I would put together a video of students discussing why they love NIST so much. They wanted to show it at Back to School night… which was the next night! I had to get the footage, edit the footage, create the intros & outros, add parent comments, and mash it all together in way that made sense… all in the next school day! If they would have asked me a couple years ago to do all that in one day there is no way I could have done it. But since I’ve been working with video a bit over the past couple years I knew enough to get through it in a timely manner. The students were a hit!
So… it may take you a long time to work with video now… but you do get faster with practice!
Peter Alfred Hess via Flickr- It can be frustrating… don’t give up!
There are many mediums in addition to video with which you and/or your students can use tell a story. You just have to find the one that works for you. I’ve used many over the years in various projects with varying success. I mostly find the tools that have few features, but do them well, are the best to use with students.
**Does anyone have any tips, tricks, or things they’ve picked up along they way that they would like to share?
I’m looking forward to catching up with your posts later this week!